WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Seaview coyote sighting

We haven’t received a coyote-sighting report in quite some time, but this one came in tonight via text – seen in Seaview. Coyote reports have dwindled in the past few years; we still don’t know whether that’s because they’ve dwindled in numbers, or are just keeping themselves out of sight. A sighting report is meant as an FYI, not a warning; if you’re not familiar with how to co-exist with coyotes, these state-published recommendations can help.

30 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Seaview coyote sighting"

  • Rumbles July 9, 2022 (5:18 am)

    We’ll probably be seeing more of them, lots of bunnies out there to snack on!

  • anonyme July 9, 2022 (6:04 am)

    This reminds me, I saw a spotted bunny bolt across the intersection of 35th & Roxbury the other day. I tried to catch it, thinking it might be domesticated, but no luck  Stay safe little friends (all of you – coyotes, too).

    • Sixbuck July 9, 2022 (8:43 am)

      They’re wild. Rabbits are currently everywhere. They breed like, you know….🐰

      • anonyme July 9, 2022 (1:30 pm)

        Yes, wild rabbits are everywhere, mostly cottontails.  This was a white spotted rabbit, so either a crossbreed or domesticated.  I would not try to catch a wild rabbit. It was also odd that it was in a busy intersection.

  • Also John July 9, 2022 (8:24 am)

    There’s definitely a lot of yummy bunny rabbits to keep him/her well fed.

  • The Sheik of Delridge July 9, 2022 (8:24 am)

    Where have all the coyotes gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the coyotes gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the coyotes gone?
    Fled from the encampments every one
    Oh, when will they ever learn?
    Oh, when will they ever learn?

  • Marianne July 9, 2022 (8:33 am)

    Yeah!  But where is Seaview?

  • Beto July 9, 2022 (8:35 am)

    Nice, I prefer coyotes in West Seattle over rats and mice.

  • snowskier July 9, 2022 (9:11 am)

    Looks like the crows that were snacking on a dead bunny in my backyard will have more competition.  Let’s go coyote, help control the bunny population.  Tell your buddy the bobcat to return to the Arroyos!  

  • John Larson July 9, 2022 (10:15 am)

     I presume this situation will be dealt with from an ethical point of view with professional standards.  We have been through troubled times in the past. As a community we have the choice to approach this situation with holistic considerations. 

    • Frog July 9, 2022 (4:15 pm)

      Your comment bot is only worth a B+ so far.  It needs more work.  At least get it to mention coyotes.

    • Auntie July 9, 2022 (6:11 pm)

      Huh?? What are you talkin’ about?

      • Elton July 11, 2022 (12:37 pm)

        John’s post, whether or not it’s from a bot or not, is bland and generic enough that it could be made on any number of topics. It does not seem to specifically relate to dealing with coyotes. It talks about “troubled times” without any further context.

  • momosmom July 9, 2022 (10:54 am)

    On another website someone said they saw a coyote near the West Seattle golf course a couple days ago. I guess they’re back. 

  • Diamond Travers July 9, 2022 (11:20 am)

    The neighbor lady feeds the rabbits and she has named several of them. The rabbits thrive in this  area. 

    • ttt July 9, 2022 (8:11 pm)

      They have thrived this last 4 years because all the coyotes mysteriously disappeared. It is great that they are returning. The bunny population is out of control. 

  • SteveO July 9, 2022 (11:45 am)

    The deed on my house references Seaview (and it’s >100 years old)

    • BJG July 9, 2022 (6:13 pm)

      Hmmm. Looking at the 1926 description of my house and the carpenter who built it, lived in it, and sold it to my family. No such reference.  Only Kirkwood Addition. You must be in the original Seaview. We called our neighborhood The Junction or by the street names until we got nearer to Genesee Hill. 

  • Buck July 9, 2022 (1:05 pm)

    Exactly where in Seaview? My Yorkie wants to know 

    • WSB July 9, 2022 (2:29 pm)


  • ttt July 9, 2022 (7:15 pm)

    Yay! welcome back Mr. coyote! We missed you as our neighborhood is overrun with bunnies and I am sure the rats need controlling as well!

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul July 9, 2022 (7:37 pm)

    Coyotes are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem.Coexist.

    • Auntie July 9, 2022 (9:15 pm)

      Kersti – we used to see coyotes running through the greenbelt adjacent to Longfellow Creek, but haven’t seen any for four of five years. Not a one. Any idea what happened to them? 

  • Dom Pickerson July 9, 2022 (7:42 pm)

    Yes ! I hope the coyotes alter the rat population that is out of CONTROL in West Seattle.  Sometimes I can’t tell if I’m looking at Big Chihuahuas or rats….. I have lived here for long time and I have never seen this many rats. 

  • Sandal91 July 10, 2022 (8:08 am)

    Here come the missing cat signs!  Keep them inside if you can

  • Elton July 11, 2022 (12:40 pm)

    I see bunnies in the Alki area, but I wouldn’t say so many as that they’re “overrunning” the neighborhood. I see more raccoons in a week than bunnies. Are bunnies eating people’s vegetables? What’s their nuisance level? The main thing disturbing our garden is the crows. Agreed that their population should be generally kept in check, but I’m not seeing signs that they’re actively harming the area right now.

  • SGray July 12, 2022 (6:16 pm)

    I spotted one on the West Seattle Golf Course last evening (first hole).  Unfortunately it was injured and not putting any weight on it’s rear right leg.  I was glad to see it but surprised that  it didn’t seem too bothered by how close we were to it.  It eventually moved on to the west.  Hope it was able to recover.  

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